Directory of Lecturers

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021
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OAH Distinguished Lecturers may be scheduled for keynote speeches, open and private lectures, seminars, workshops, and other public events and commemorations. Contact the Distinguished Lectureship Program coordinator for additional information and to inquire about individual lecture fees.

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Akhil Reed Amar

Yale Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Legal and Constitutional
  • Politics

James M. Banner Jr.

Independent historian

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Presidential
  • Intellectual
  • Politics

Stan Deaton

Georgia Historical Society

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Public History and Memory
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Daniel Feller

University of Tennessee

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • American Indian
  • Antebellum

Paul Finkelman

Gratz College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Antebellum
  • Antisemitism and Religious Persecution

Michael S. Green

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Atomic Bomb
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Cold War

Allan J. Lichtman

American University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • General and Historiography
  • Leadership

Lisa G. Materson

University of California, Davis

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Latino/a

Margaret O'Mara

University of Washington

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Capitalism
  • Cold War

Leah Wright Rigueur

Harvard University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • African American
  • Civil Rights
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights

Bruce J. Schulman

Boston University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Cold War
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • General and Historiography

Robert Brent Toplin

University of North Carolina at Wilmington; University of Virginia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Business and Economics
  • Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights
  • Film

Jonathan W. White

Christopher Newport University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • 1800-1865
  • Civil Liberties, Security State
  • Civil War and Reconstruction